Pelling drags you close to nature and grants you the much-desired break from the fast paced life of the cities. While in Pelling you may indulge in following activities Trek From Yuksom
If you are an adventure enthusiast and trekking is your passion, the trek from Yuksom is a must trek for you. Yuksom was the first capital of Sikkim and presently serves as the base camp for the mountaineering troupes on the expedition Kanchenjunga. Both amateur trekkers as well experienced admire this trek as it has its own ups and downs through the way. Admire the nature
The one thing that welcomes you to Pelling is the mesmerizing natural beauty. You must indulge in the goodness of nature here. No matter you are sitting on your hotel room’s balcony or strolling on the road in the evening, all you have is serene and picturesque beauty all around you.
Places to see in Pelling
Pelling is a beautiful hill station in the west of Sikkim state. The mesmerizing surroundings and the serene environment of this place make it perfect for your vacations. There are many places of attraction in the town. Here are some of them Sangachoeling Monastery
The Sangachoeling Monastery holds great importance for the people of Sikkim. Built in the 16th century the Monastery is the oldest of the Buddhist monastery of the town. Another striking feature of this monastery is that you can only reach it on foot. A 45-minute walk to this monastery offers great sightseeing and a chance to admire the nature. The monastery is bordered with a colorful religious flag marking it as a sacred place. Photography in the monastery is not permitted without prior permission. Khecheopalri Lake
The lake is a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists. The lake is renowned for its wish granting abilities and called a Wishing Lake. There are folklores that no leave has the ability to stay on the surface of the lake. Nestled amidst dense forest the lake is a serene sight to be in awe of. The lake is a sacred one hence you do not get a chance to play in the water as all the water activities are prohibited. Rabdentse Ruins
Rabdentse was once the capital of Sikkim. It was the 16th capital which was invaded by the Nepalese. The ruins of the place offer you a chance to peek into the life in Sikkim some years back. From here you can capture a picturesque view of the Kanchenjunga Range. The ruins are kept in a good condition and a beautiful flower bed welcomes you to the main entrance. Pemayangtse Monastery
The place is of great interest as it homes a masterpiece, a smaller wooden replica of Santopalri, the palace of Rinpoche. The miniature is the result of 5 years of hard work and craftsmanship of Dungzin Rimpoche. Though the monastery is a wide 118 kilometers from the main city, the pristine countryside along the path and the mesmerizing beauty of the monastery makes you journey so far truly worth. You can also witness the murals on the wall paintings restating the stories of Lamaism. Sewaro Rock Garden
This is an artificial rock garden developed by the Department of Tourism of Sikkim. The garden presents you beautiful rock carving, structures, paths made of rocks and some mesmerizing pools and gardens. You can savor your hobby of nature photography here as the gardens offer panoramic views. Renowned as the best picnic spot of the town, the rock garden has a good cafeteria where you can have fast food with your family. Singshore Bridge
The Singshore Bridge is the second highest suspended bridge in Asia. With a height of 220 meters, the incredible bridge is spread on 198 meters. It is at a distance of 5 kilometers from Pelling. It was built more than a decade ago and offers a scenic view to the visitors. The Sikkim tourism department is going to establish a bungee jumping station on the bridge very soon.
Food and Shopping in Pelling
Food in Pelling
Pelling has some good dine in bars and restaurant that serve you delicious multi-cuisine food from across the globe. However, the local food of Sikkim has a distinct taste in itself. The people of Sikkim are fond of spices and use ample of them while cooking. Rice is a very common food used in all three meals of the day. The local people also make beer from rice and savor it on special and religious occasions. Shopping in Pelling
While in Pelling, you must buy local spices to add taste to your food back at home. You can also buy artisans related to the Lamaism and Buddhism. Buddhism influence religious jewels and mantra chanting beads chain is a must buy from Pelling.
How to reach Pelling
Pelling by Bus
The roads connecting Pelling to rest of the country are in great condition and so are the buses offered by the state transport department. You can also reach Peeling in a private bus from Siliguri, Darjeeling, Gangtok, etc. Pelling by Taxi
Pelling is a popular tourist place and thus almost all the cities have Taxi services to reach here. You can hire a cab and enjoy the pleasing beauty of the surroundings as you travel to Pelling. Pelling by Train
Located at a distance of 152 kilometers, the New Jalpaiguri Railway station is the closest to the Railway station to Pelling. There are many trains from NJP Railway Station that connects the town with all the major cities of the country. Pelling by Air
If you opt for the airways your craft would land at Bagdogra Airport which is 160 kilometers from Pelling. The airport is well-connected with all the major cities of Indian and has a regular flight to and fro. Here onwards you may continue your journey in a taxi or ride the bus to Pelling. Pelling Distance from near by Places Distance from Siliguri 133 Kilometers Distance from Darjeeling 73 Kilometers Distance from Gangtok 117 Kilometers Distance from Bagdora 140 Kilometers Distance from New Jalpaiguri 138 Kilometers
Currency: Rupees - INR Pincode of Pelling: 737113 Language : Sikkimese,Nepali,Hindi,English Weather: Summer 7 To 28°C to °C Winter -5 To 14°C to °C
SRINIVASULU SATHULURI from VISAKHAPATNAM, India4 ★
Please is good but yo
H S Shastry from Bagdogra, india4 ★
One can make this as center place and see attractions spread over 20 km radius.
Haresh.aswani 3 ★
pelling is a city which is full of beautiful landscapes, lush greenery, flowerscapes. had a comfortable and pleasant stay at lumthang resorts. would recommend the roads to made more driver friendly, as majority still are kachha roads. the lights/ illumination in the main market as well as resorts is also very less, making visibility difficult during night travel. availability of south indian and jain food is scarce and hardly have 1 or 2 restaurants serving them. on positive aspects, it's a town
Vhuban from Orisa, India5 ★
No photography is allowed here. Best time to visit is Afternoon.
Abhishek from Noida, India4 ★
My overall experience in was Very Good. There is no entrance fee. It has easy and good availability of food & drinks.
Nisha from Gurgaon, India4 ★
Best time to visit is Morning. Washroom facility is not so good. My overall experience in was Very Good
Arindam from Kolkata, India5 ★
My overall experience in was Excellent. Best time to visit is Afternoon. It has easy and good availability of food & drinks.
Gokul Das Agarwal from Jaipur, India5 ★
Washroom facility is not so good. There is no entrance fee.
Vishnu Kulshreshtha from Chandigarh, India5 ★
No photography is allowed here. Best time to visit is Morning.
Uma roy from Kolkata, India5 ★
My overall experience in was Excellent. There is no entrance fee. It has easy and good availability of food & drinks.